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Caseworker - Intake/Ongoing

Department: 
Human Services
Starting Salary: 
$16.75-$26.28
Grade: 
32-34
Date Posted: 
Monday, June 29, 2020
Application Deadline: 
Monday, July 13, 2020 - 2:00pm
Summary: 

This position provides intake and/or on-going services for families where child abuse or neglect is present in order to resolve these circumstances, which may include performing child abuse investigations, removing the involved children until the dangerous conditions are corrected, and arranging for long term or permanent placement when living in the home continues to be unsafe.

Provides individual or family counseling on an ongoing basis to children and their parents who are experiencing severe problems in the

parent-child relationships. Conducts investigations on abuse or neglect complaints to assess the need for protection of children.

Monitors progress of clients and modifies case plan as needed. Provides immediate short-term counseling or crisis intervention to

stabilize the critical situation and to delay or prevent the removal of a family member. Makes collateral contacts with such community resources as law enforcement and medical personnel to obtain additional information. Participates in staffing with school, mental

health facilities, child protection review teams, and other professionals involved with the family members. Attends court hearings.

Duties: 

MUST PROVIDE COPY OF TRANSCRIPTS AT TIME OF APPLICATION TO RECEIVE CONSIDERATION.

Qualifications: 

Level I- Bachelor’s degree with a major in a human behavioral sciences field. Major course work is the equivalent of 30 semester hours or 45 quarter hours in either development of human behavior, child development, family intervention techniques, diagnostic measures or therapeutic techniques. Examples of such major course work are social psychology, sociology, guidance and counseling, and child development. Level II – Minimum of one year of full-time professional caseworker experience acquired after the degree in a public or private social services agency. Level III – Two years full time, professional, paid experience obtained after the degree in a public or private social services agency.

A master’s degree in social work or human behavioral sciences field may substitute for one year of work experience.

Additional Requirements: 

A valid Colorado driver’s license, vehicle in safe operating condition, liability insurance. Must be physically present within the geographical boundaries of Fremont County when performing on-call duties. Must be able to pass a nationwide background check.

  • Complete County Application by the closing date and time.
  • Submit hard copy to address or fax number above.
  • Submit electronically at www.fremontco.com, follow the instructions on the Employment Opportunities link.
  • Ensure you submit any additional information requested in this posting.
  • Incomplete applications will not receive consideration.
  • Applicants selected to participate in the interview process will be the only candidates contacted.

YOU MUST SUBMIT A COPY OF YOUR COLLEGE TRANSCRIPTS.